PERTH AMBOY, New Jersey (WABC) -- A New Jersey community gathered Wednesday to bid a final farewell to a 9-year-old boy who died after falling from a balcony.
Investigators say Dariel Sosa was playing with his 13-year-old cousin Jason Huerto on the second-floor balcony on Brighton Avenue in Perth Amboy last Thursday when the railing gave way.
Paramedics rushed both boys to the hospital, where Sosa later died. Family members said the boys were best friends.
Sosa's family set up a GoFundMe page in his name, on which they wrote the following message:
"Dariel was only 9 years old. After an unfortunate and very tragic accident our son's life was taken too soon. I cannot find the words to express the anguish and devastation of my family's loss. Everyone who knew Dariel knew he loved to play baseball and loved the Mets. Dariel had a smile and personality that would put the saddest person in a good mood. Please help us raise funds for his farewell during this painful time, as we grieve the sudden passing of our son. We thank you for your prayers and support."